Hornby, New Zealand

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Hornby
Hornby is located in New Zealand Christchurch
Hornby
Hornby
Coordinates: 43°33′S 172°32′E / 43.550°S 172.533°E / -43.550; 172.533Coordinates: 43°33′S 172°32′E / 43.550°S 172.533°E / -43.550; 172.533
Area
 • Total 4.9119 km2 (1.8965 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 8,007
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)

Hornby is a major residential and retail suburb at the western edge of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Naming and history[edit]

Hornby was apparently named by Frederick William Delamain, who came to Christchurch from England in 1852.[1] The name reportedly refers to Hornby-with-Farleton in Lancashire. The second possible explanation of the name is that it refers to Geoffrey Hornby, who was the Admiral of the British flying squadron and who visited Christchurch in 1870. The post office was originally called Southbridge Junction, which was renamed to Hornby on 2 September 1878.[2]

Location and services[edit]

It is located on an important road junction connecting State Highways 1 and 73A at the start of the central Christchurch by-pass. To the west, State Highway 1 continues, gradually veering southward on its passage to Dunedin and other points south.

Hornby contains a large retail mall named 'The Hub Hornby', which is the westernmost within the Christchurch urban area. The suburb, which could almost be considered a town in its own right, is separated from the heart of the city by Wigram Aerodrome and the industrial estates of Sockburn to the east. Hornby is home to a velodrome and a BMX track. It has annually hosted the "Westside Party in the Park" for the last several years.

Hornby is the location where Kempthorne Prosser Limited set up their large chemical fertiliser works in 1922 that are now operated by Ravensdown Fertiliser.

The Hornby area contains seven schools: South Hornby Primary, Hornby Primary, Gilberthorpes Primary, Sockburn Primary, St. Bernadettes, Branston Intermediate and Hornby High School.

The Hornby area contains many sports clubs.[3] These include : Hornby Netball Club,[4] Christchurch Junior Cricket Association,[5] Hornby Soccer,[6] Westside Sports Club,[7] Hornby Touch Club,[8] ISL Hornby Women's Football Club,[9] Burnham Golf Club, Hornby Working Men's Club[10] and Pegasus Cycling Club.

Notable residents[edit]

Singers Bic Runga and Anika Moa were both raised in Hornby, and Moa attended South Hornby Primary school and Hornby High School. Professional cyclist Tino Tabak lived in Hornby during his teenage years.

Sister cities[edit]

Canal Winchester, Ohio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FW DELAMAIN, 1835 - 1910". Gillman Wheelans Limited. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Reed, A. W. (2010). Peter Dowling, ed. Place Names of New Zealand. Rosedale, North Shore: Raupo. pp. 171f. ISBN 978-0-14-320410-7. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Hornby Netball Club Inc - Home". Hornbynetball.co.nz. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  5. ^ "Session has expired (Session expirée) (Sesión terminada) - Web2". Librarydata.christchurch.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  6. ^ "Session has expired (Session expirée) (Sesión terminada) - Web2". Librarydata.christchurch.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  7. ^ "Session has expired (Session expirée) (Sesión terminada) - Web2". Librarydata.christchurch.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  8. ^ [2][dead link]
  9. ^ "Session has expired (Session expirée) (Sesión terminada) - Web2". Librarydata.christchurch.org.nz. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  10. ^ "Hornby Working Mens Club". Hornby Working Mens Club. Retrieved 2013-10-25. 

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